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  • We had no sooner descended the ladder than the fore-scuttle was closed and fastened, and we were caught like rats in a trap.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • The forecastle was small, with no means of ventilation or admission of the light of day, excepting by the fore-scuttle.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • "I'll soon see," said the mate, and walking forward he put his head down the fore-scuttle and yelled for the cook.

    Many Cargoes

  • It struck us all as 'ow the sarpint was gitting tired o' bread, and was misbehaving himself, consequently we just shoved our 'eds out o' the fore-scuttle and listened.

    Many Cargoes

  • George nodded, and meditatively watched the other as he pushed back the fore-scuttle and drew it after him as he descended.

    Many Cargoes

  • Joe put his head down the fore-scuttle and yelled like a maniac; the others came up in their night-gear, and in a marvellously short space of time the schooner was hove to and the cook and Joe had tumbled into the boat and were pulling back lustily in search of the skipper.

    A Master Of Craft

  • No smoke issued from the soot-stained cowl of the galley, and the fore-scuttle and the companion were both inhospitably closed.

    A Master Of Craft

  • But now her stern was thrown in the air, and the bows plunged under the sea; and with that, the water began to pour into the fore-scuttle like the pouring of a mill-dam.

    Kidnapped: The Adventures of David Balfour

  • Meanwhile such of the wounded as could move came clambering out of the fore-scuttle and began to help; while the rest that lay helpless in their bunks harrowed me with screaming and begging to be saved.

    Kidnapped: The Adventures of David Balfour

  • The three adventurers then moved noiselessly forward until they came to the main-rigging, when they slipped in on deck, and, crouching low in the deep shadow of the weather bulwarks, crept along until they were within a dozen feet of the fore-scuttle.

    The Voyage of the Aurora

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